Importance of IS?

Started Oct 24, 2012 | Discussions thread
drv320 Regular Member • Posts: 110
Re: Importance of IS?

dnercesian wrote:

You could have IBIS active and in use for all your lenses and still display the utmost technical skills on all your shots.

Very true.  However, it became a crutch for me as I would avoid any equipment that didn't have some sort of stabilization built in.  Stabilization allowed me to become lazy with my technique.  I was speaking for myself and myself alone.  I can definitely see situations where, regardless of technique, IS, OS, IBIS would come in very handy.  All I was talking about was me relying on it to the exclusion of proper technique.

I'm finding that I'm getting just as many keepers with my unstabilized kit as I did/do with stabilized stuff.  The difference is that I'm slowing down and paying attention to shooting technique...spraying and praying FAR less.

Of course, YMMV.  If you prefer stabilized kit...good on ya.  I guess I just went about photography backwards...I took the easy path before learning the right way.

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